Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Yayoi Kusama 'Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' at QAGOMA

 On the weekend I had the absolute pleasure of being the guest of the fabulous QAGOMA in Brisbane for the Yayoi Kusma 'Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' exhibition opening. To say that this was the most incredible exhibition I have ever seen is an understatement. I have loved Yayoi Kusama actually since first discovering her work at the very same gallery in 2002 at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (well when it was just the Queensland Art Gallery as GOMA opened in 2006) when I went to Brisbane on my own version of a 'schoolies' trip (schoolies is an end of high school giant party typically on the beach, like spring break in the USA I guess. My version was more visiting art galleries and markets whilst staying with friends than drinking too many UDL's before passing out on the beach). So to me having that very gallery where I discovered the artist for the first time as an 18 year old invite me to the opening and fly me up was mind blowing, a full circle moment, honestly 18 year old me would not believe it for a minute.

 Seeing 'I want to Love on the Festival Night' in person was everything to me.

 My friends Lucinda and Haidee checking out the art at the media preview.

 I wore my new Mireia Ruiz for Gorman dress and Twoobs for Gorman shoes to the media preview.

 'The Spirit of the Pumpkins Descended to the Heavens'

 'Dots Obsession'

 This is the 3rd time I have now seen 'The Obliteration Room' at the gallery in Brisbane, the first time was all those years ago as an 18 year old.

 I got to meet the fabulous Brisbane creative identity Rachel Burke from imakestagram 

 We were a bit drunk from free champers at the opening night and kept setting of the door sensors for the 'Soul Under The Moon' piece and didn't get to experience the full sensory overload. An excuse to revisit before the exhibition closes I think.

 'My Eternal Soul' is a series where the artist challenged herself to make a series of 100 canvasses over an 18 month period in 2009-2010. Once the challenge was over she decided to keep working at the same pace and has continued to paint in this way ever since with her paintings now culminating in the high hundreds.

 I wore my rainbow outfit from my last blog post to the opening night in honour of the rainbow theme of the exhibition.


 'Experiments in Japan' from her return from NYC to Japan in the 1970's.


 I was put up in the fabulous Art Series Hotel in Spring Hill called The Johnson. Upon checking in I was informed they had an award winning pool so I immediately knew what I was going to do after the mornings media preview - champers and uber eats by the pool of course!

Outfit details
Scarf Julie White
Fruit Bikini Mireia Ruiz for Gorman
Sarong Ken Done I bought from his old Melbourne Central store with my xmas money when I was 13 because I saw it in Girlfriend magazine
Sunnies Tsumori Chisato
Sandals Twoobs for Gorman

 Living the life!

 My Brissy bff Lucinda and I own matching Barbie togs (although mine were from Myer Miss Shop and hers from Big W) so we decided to do an impromptu photoshoot with the inflatable flamingo my sister leant me for the trip.

 Barbie Girls!


Not content with one fabulous day by the pool. the next day Lucinda, Felix the Flamingo and I decided to spend the day in the pool at Lucinda's parents amazing apartment. Honestly I had the most amazing trip up to Brisbane, as I always do, it's one of my favourite cities to visit in Australia and I can't recommend a trip up to visit the gallery and enjoy the sunshine enough.

Yayoi Kusma 'Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' is on at QAGOMA until 11 Feb 2018 and has Free Entry!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Vote YES because LOVE IS LOVE


My love for all things RAINBOW has gained a new meaning with the marriage equality postal vote that is now taking place in Australia. As someone who believes strongly in equality for all I will of course be voting a big fat YES on my form. I really feel for those in the LGBTQIA community who are struggling since the announcement of this postal vote, struggling because their lives and rights are being questioned and debated publicly with such hatred and homophobia coming out in full force. It really should not be up for public debate at all, the government should have taken a stand and made marriage equality legal a long time ago. If you don't like gay marriage then the answer is pretty simple, vote yes and then just don't get gay married yourself. Why should you have a say in how other people live their lives? So please if you are in Australia and of a legal age to vote please vote YES and let everyone have the chance at having their relationship recognised. Love is love 💗💙💚💛💜

Outfit Details
Dress Monika Forsberg for Gorman
Rainbow bangles Gift from my sister's trip to India
Rainbow bag Light In The Box
Rainbow heels Django and Juliette from Cinori Shoes

To post in my postal vote I decided to wear all RAINBOW to mark the occasion. I am so in love with my Monika Forsberg for Gorman dress, the bell sleeves are so cute and the print is so fun and perfect for spring!

Giggling as always

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Rainbow Love

I am living for and loving EVERYTHING rainbow right now. I just can not get enough of rainbow stripped anything so as soon as I saw this dress I new I wanted and needed it in my life. Everywhere I went I got people stopping me to tell me they loved my outfit, so I knew I was onto a winner (not that I need validation or anything)

Outfit details
Rainbow dress Lazy Oaf
Pink denim patch & pin jacket DIY (similar here and here)
Red Tights H&M
Pink glitter boots ASOS
Heart musk lolly bangles Save Yourself Shop (very old)
Pink flower ring Naomi Murrell
Heart earrings From my sister's trip to Mexico
Pink tote bag Sunday Social

So many new additions to my fab DIY pink denim jacket! Hopefully I have listed everything correctly down below. Did you know this jacket was originally white and I dyed it pink myself and then ironed and hand sewed on all the patches? The tutorial can be found on the now sadly defunct City Chic blog.

Boob pin Handy Studio, Hungover patch by Skinnydip via ASOS, Pink undies pin Creepy GalsMelody pop patch and Bubble O' Bill Pin Eat Me DoBarbie pin Barbie store in Harajuku, Fresh to Death Rosette Brooch Lightning Hearthttp://rstyle.me/n/cnqechm2xePeace out Bitches patch Save Yourself Shop, Mobile Phone pin Dylan JonesI heart Spank! badge Spank in TokyoGirl Gang patch by Ohh Deer via ASOSIced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab, Tokyo swan boat pin McKean,StudioPink hair girl patch Susanna Rose Sykes via Save Yourself ShopAt least you tried patch Save Yourself Shop,

I love that the mobile phone pin is...

a surprise dick pic pin! I was at a party wearing this DIY jacket when Dylan himself came up to me and gifted me the pin saying it had to belong to me. It totally made my night!!!

Mobile phone/dick pic pin Dylan Jones

How epic is this bright pink wall with blue and yellow accents we found to shoot in front of in Brunswick?

My rainbow looks so good in front of this location!

The wind was making the shoot a little difficult but we got there in the end - you can kinda see how frustrated I was in my face here lol. I hate you wind!

The cute little embroidered heart just adds that little something extra that you come to expect from Lazy Oaf.

Rainbow dress Lazy Oaf

I lost these bangles FOREVER but just rediscovered them and am loving wearing them to death right now!

Heart musk lolly bangles Save Yourself Shop (very old)
Pink flower ring Naomi Murrell

Yeah these boots are sick!

Pink glitter boots ASOS

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

My sister Ebony,and I had the pleasure of taking over the newly launched Twoobs Snapchat account on Saturday (go ahead and follow them @twoobs and me @fashionhayley while you're at it, I freaking love Snapchat) Anyway we had a really fun day of shopping the new season launch at Mister Zimi which was crazily busy as this new collection has so many to die for pieces, I want one of everything, but luckily I didn't go too crazy and only bought the above dress in the 'Poppy' print whilst Ebs bought the matching 'Poppy' jumpsuit and a top and skirt in the pink 'Desert Lily' print. This is my first Mister Zimi purchase and I was happily surprised by the sizing, Due to their returns policy I was reluctant to purchase online without first trying on the pieces which is why we headed down to the launch, and whilst the size 14 jumpsuit was never going to get over my butt I ended up being a 12 in a few of the skirts, dresses and tops (basically all of my weight is carried in my bottom half). So if you're on the curvier side like me I wouldn't be afraid of heading in store and trying on some pieces because they can work for you - especially as a lot of the tops have fluted sleeves which allow for arm fat which I know can be an issue with other straight sized brands not grading up the arms in larger sizes. Sizing is weird in all stores so as always I tend to ignore the number on the tag and simply try things on because you never know what will work for you and how you want the piece to fit. In recent weeks I've bought everything from a size 10 jumper as I preferred the length on me to a size 16 dress because the 14 wouldn't get over my hips so that just goes to show you just really never know.

We went to Luna Park to recreate one of my most famous fashionhayley Snapchat moments - me screaming on a roller coaster at the Royal Melbourne Show. Unfortunately I got in trouble for using my phone on the ride (I have a case with a handle that can go over my wrist so there was no risk to the safety of the people below) so the short clip I got was at a kinda terrible angle but oh well it was still fun. My sister was feeling a bit sick so she skipped the ride and my ex boyfriend Stephen who met us to take our new outfit #twinning photos came on with me, PS how good a job did he do taking our photos for our impromptu matching outfit photo shoot? Thanks m8!

Outfit details

On me
Dress Mister Zimi
Flatforms Twoobs
Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live
Bag pom poms attached to our Mister Zimi shopping bags
Sunglasses Fendi via Vision Direct
Earrings Kitsu

On my sis
Jumpsuit Mister Zimi
Flatforms Twoobs
Bag Zara
Bag pom poms attached to our Mister Zimi shopping bags
Sunglasses Kinki Gerlinki

My 'This is Living' bag is a collaboration piece by Jess and Stef of How Two Live and From St Xavier and is available to buy from ASOS. It was sent to me in a HUGE box that said to be careful when you cut it open as inside was a freaking HELIUM BALLOON! Honestly all parcels should come with a helium balloon, it certainly made my day!

Our shopping bags from Mister Zimi came with these cute pom pom's attached to the strap so we added them to our bags cos why not?

Honestly it was such a fun day, non stop laughing and good times!

My fave new sunglasses by Fendi from Vision Direct. I love the zig zag arm so much, they're just so unique!

Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live
Sunglasses Fendi via Vision Direct


Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live


Sparkly pink glitter flatforms - basically these are me in shoe form! I LOVE them!

Flatforms Twoobs

Ebs caught the giggles too!

My sister's style is more refined and classic than mine but she still likes to have fun with colour and accessories.

Ebs loved the mint colour of her twoobs - mint is her signature colour like pink is mine.

Flatforms Twoobs

I'm so lucky to have such an awesome sister, honestly sometimes I don't know what I'd do without her. Yes like all sisters we sometimes fight, but I know and she knows that deep down we love each other and will always be there when the other needs us. Thanks Ebs for coming on our epic #twoobs Snapchat takeover I had a lot of fun!

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